How long for heat lamps with cornish rocks?

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  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am going to be receiving a shipment of 25 cornish rocks sometime this week. How long do they require heat lamps? I understand they grow faster than normal chickens....[​IMG]
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    it really depends on the weather and your pens. They run very hot. I have found keeping them cool with enough ventilation is a bigger issue.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I didnt have mine on heat lamps because I got them in the middle of Summer-80-90's never lost one of them but I would if if dipped lower than that-
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    hey you!
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:hey you:) [​IMG]
     
  6. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Obviously they will have to be on a heat lamp at the beginning in the brooder-but hope to get them out on my finished garden in electronetting with a chicken tractor...just wondering-since their lifespan is 6-8 weeks, how long the 'brooder phase' would last. I guess we will just have to see. Thank you.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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